There are three basic types of people for whom you maintain information in your human resource system. These are:
For example, you may want to record the name, address and phone number of an emergency contact for every employee. Or, you may need to keep information on dependents of an employee for medical insurance purposes, or for calculation of additional payments.
Note: Each employee's assignment can be described by an employment category such as Full Time - Regular or Part Time - Temporary. So you do not use Person Types to distinguish the category of assignment.
In another example, you might want to distinguish between internal and external applicants for vacancies. You may also be involved in a redundancy program or a program of staff layoffs, and need to identify employees as preferred candidates for any vacancies. You can do this with the following subgroups of applicant:
Person Types and Information Management